Essential Report

Australian Values

Jul 19, 2010

Q. The Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently said that hard work and education, regarding everyone as equal, showing respect and plain speaking are Australian values. Do you agree or disagree that this is a good definition of Australian values?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat
Total agree 79% 91% 76%
Total disagree 11% 2% 20%
Strongly agree 22% 39% 11%
Agree 57% 52% 65%
Disagree 9% 2% 16%
Strongly disagree 2% * 4%
Don’t know 10% 6% 4%

79% of respondents agreed with Julia Gillard’s description of Australian values – 91% of Labor voters agreed, 76% of Liberal/National voters and 79% of Greens voters.


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